How to change macOS icons not adapted to Big Sur

Change the folder or app icons on macOS it is something we may want to do for many circumstances. Either for customization, or to have a more homogeneous appearance.

With macOS Big Sur this becomes even more important as all system icons have now changed and follow a very clear design. If you want to change the icons of applications, the hard drive or folders, we will tell you how.

How to change the icons on my Mac

Changing the icon of a folder, an application or a file in macOS is very easy. We just need to have the appropriate icon and follow these steps.

  • Just download the icon you want to use. It will download as an .icns file.
  • Go to the Finder and find the application in the Applications folder or anywhere on the Mac.
  • Right click on the application or folder icon and press Get Info, you can also click on the application by pressing Command + I.
  • In the upper left corner, you will see the old icon. Drag the downloaded icon to where the previous icon is. It may ask for the system password.
  • Repeat this process for all other apps or folders that you want to change the icon for.

The best icons for macOS Big Sur

macOS Big Sur arrives with a new design language, and it is very likely that most applications have not adapted their icons to this new style more similar to iOS.

Fortunately, as we have seen, changing application or folder icons in macOS is very easy. Now we just need to download them.

The macosicons website is probably the best for find icons similar to those of Big Sur. It has a search engine with which to find thousands of different icons. Once downloaded, change it as we have told you above.

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With this website and this little tutorial, you can leave the macOS icons ready and to your liking. There are thousands of options available to make your Mac look perfect.

Source : Techradar